MIAMI (CBSMiami) — Three Florida men have been charged with trying to provide information to ISIL.READ MORE: Frost Science Opens New Exhibit Centered Around Pterosaurs
Federal officials announced Friday Gregory Hubbard, aka Jibreel, 52, of West Palm Beach; Darren Arness Jackson, aka Daoud, 50, also of West Palm Beach; and Dayne Atani Christian, aka Shakur, 31, of Lake Park are under arrest.
According to the criminal complaint, the men knowingly conspired and attempted to provide material support and resources to ISIL.
“Individuals seeking to travel and take up arms with ISIL pose a threat to the United States and humanity across the globe,” said U.S. Attorney Wifredo A. Ferrer in a statement on Friday.
One of the men was arrested while attempting to travel overseas to join and fight for the deadly terrorist organization, according to federal officials.READ MORE: South Florida Shoppers Have Mixed Reaction As Some Stores Relax Mask Mandates
Federal officials said Hubbard expressed support for ISIL and told an FBI source that he wanted to travel to Syria and join ISIL for the purpose of engaging in violent jihad.
Authorities arrested Hubbard on Thursday at Miami International Airport prior to the first leg of his overseas trip. Jackson, who had driven Hubbard to the airport, was arrested after he left the airport. Christian was arrested at his job.
The complaint also alleges that Jackson and Christian also expressed a desire to join ISIL.
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If convicted, the men face a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison for the material support charge.